49ers select Boston College DE Kaleb Ramsey with 243rd pick

49ers select Boston College DE Kaleb Ramsey with 243rd pick
May 10, 2014, 3:15 pm
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Kaleb Ramsey played in 10 games last season, recording 28 tackles and two sacks. (USATSI)

SANTA CLARA -- The 49ers selected defensive lineman Kaleb Ramsey from Boston College in the seventh round with pick No. 243.

Kaleb Ramsey
Defensive end
Boston College
6 foot 3
297 pounds
Selection: Seventh round, No. 243 overall

Chosen ahead of . . . WR Jeremy Gallon (Michigan).

College career: A six-year player at Boston College due to injuries. He played in 10 games last season, recording eight starts along the defensive line. He finished the season with 28 tackles, including 16 solo tackles. He recorded two sacks for a loss of 17 yards.

Scouting report: “Good read-and-react skills. Shows stack strength to press and extend. Good initial quickness -- bursts off the snap and has disruptive ability. Plays on his feet, is athletic and bends well for his size. Can redirect and chase. Gives effort in pursuit. Strong tackler. Has played inside and outside. Bench-pressed 225 pounds 36 times at the combine, tops among defensive linemen. However, durability is a red flag -- is fragile and has missed a multitude of games the last five seasons because of head, hip, shoulder, foot, knee and calf injuries” – NFL.com

How he fits: Ramsey is seen as a defensive lineman in the 49ers’ base defense. He faces stiff competition on a deep 49ers line that includes Justin Smith, Ray McDonald, Glenn Dorsey, Ian Williams, Demarcus Dobbs, Tank Carradine, Quinton Dial and Tony Jerod-Eddie.